He was the Home Office whistleblower who, in March 2004, told a Sunday broadsheet about a scandal in the immigration system. Migrationwatch rushed out a comment on the case. The following day, the tabloids repeated the claims and that Tuesday, the Mail and the Express had the story on their front pages.
Have you heard of Louise Perrett?
She is a UK Border Agency whistleblower who, on Tuesday, told a daily broadsheet about a scandal in the immigration system. Migrationwatch never issued a comment. None of the tabloids wrote a single word about her claims.
Why the difference?
Because Moxon exposed behaviour that was letting migrants in to Britain without the proper checks.
Whereas Perrett claims:
asylum seekers are mistreated, tricked and humiliated by staff working for the UK Border Agency
And why would the anti-immigration papers be interested in that?
Her claims are shocking:
One manager said of the asylum-seeker clients: 'If it was up to me I'd take them all outside and shoot them.'
If a case was difficult, Perrett claims, she was simply advised to refuse it and 'let a tribunal sort it out.'
staff kept a stuffed gorilla, a 'grant monkey', which was placed as a badge of shame on the desk of any officer who approved an asylum application.
one official boasted to her that he tested the claims of boys from African countries who said they had been forcibly conscripted as child soldiers by making them lie down on the floor and demonstrate how they shot at people in the bush.
One method used to determine the authenticity of an asylum seeker claiming to be from North Korea was to ask whether the person ate chop suey.
As yet, these allegations haven't been investigated or verified, but that never stopped the tabloid press rushing to repeat what Moxon said.
But his claims were something that they wanted to believe because it made the immigration system look bad, and it made it seem as if Britain was letting migrants in unchecked.
These allegations make asylum seekers look like they might be being badly treated, like they might actually be victims.
And that just doesn't fit the tabloid agenda. So they pretend it isn't happening.
Preferring instead to write about buying quiche. And eggs with extra yolks. Twice.
(Hat-tip to Duncan Stott)